Tri-Village, Versailles girls basketball team ranked in AP state poll


COLUMBUS – The Tri-Village and Versailles girls basketball teams both are ranked No. 4 in their respective divisions in the first Associated Press state poll of the 2016-17 season.

The Versailles girls are ranked No. 4 in the Division III state rankings. The Lady Tigers are ranked behind Columbus Africentric, Cincinnati Summit Country Day and Archbold.

Tri-Village’s girls are ranked No. 4 in the Division IV state rankings. The Lady Patriots, who received one first-place vote, are ranked behind Waterford, Minster and Russia.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Springboro from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 9 in Division I, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 4 in Division II, Tippecanoe from the GWOC is ranked No. 6 in Division II, Fort Recovery from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 5 in Division III, Minster from the MAC is ranked No. 1 in Division IV, and Covington from the Cross County Conference is ranked No. 11 in Division IV.

Below is how a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):


1. Mason (11);10-0;136
2. Newark (3);12-0;115
3. W. Chester Lakota W.;11-1;95
4. Reynoldsburg;9-2;53
5. Tol. Start;9-1;52
6. Solon;8-2;44
7. Lyndhurst Brush;10-1;43
8. Mentor;7-2;39
9. Springboro;10-2;34
10.Eastlake N.;8-1;32

Others receiving 12 or more points: Can. GlenOak (1) 31. Cin. McAuley (1) 24. Twinsburg 20. Cin. Mt. Notre Dame 19. Cle. St. Joseph 19. Pickerington Cent. 17. Cols. Watterson 16. N. Can. Hoover 15.<


1. Day. Carroll (5);11-1;123
2. Ottawa-Glandorf (6);11-0;112
3. Kettering Alter (3);9-2;93
4. Trotwood-Madison;9-2;52
5. London;11-1;48
6. Tipp City Tippecanoe;8-2;47
7. Parma Padua;10-1;46
8. Shaker Hts. Laurel (2);11-0;43
9. Oak Harbor;10-1;37

Others receiving 12 or more points: Warren Howland 32. Elyria Cath. 23. Millbury Lake 21. Bay Village Bay 19. Caledonia River Valley 18. Wilmington 18.<


1. Cols. Africentric (8);9-1;131
2. Cin. Summit Country Day (4);11-0;93
3. Archbold (2);11-0;88
4. Versailles;11-1;58
5. Ft. Recovery;8-0;52
6. Findlay Liberty-Benton;9-1;42
7. Richwood N. Union;11-1;35
8. Newton Falls;8-1;32
(tie) Columbus Grove;8-1;32

Others receiving 12 or more points: Brookfield 28. Baltimore Liberty Union 27. Proctorville Fairland 22. Gates Mills Gilmour (2) 20. Albany Alexander 20. Warren Champion 19. Garrettsville Garfield 18. Lisbon David Anderson 13. Nelsonville-York 12.<


1. Waterford (6);8-1;117
(tie) Minster (5);9-0;117
3. Russia;11-1;72
4. New Madison Tri-Village (1);10-0;67
5. Ottoville;9-2;57
6. Berlin Hiland (3);10-0;55
7. Arlington;9-2;51
8. Fairfield Christian (1);11-0;50
9. Jackson Center;7-2;31
10.N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge;8-2;27

Others receiving 12 or more points: Covington 26. Haviland Wayne Trace 24. Reedsville Eastern 24. Windham 24. Lancaster Fisher Cath. 18. N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 17. New Matamoras Frontier 15. Day. Miami Valley 14.<

Tri-Village’s Danika Mann puts up a shot during a girls basketball game against Covington on Thursday in New Madison.’s Danika Mann puts up a shot during a girls basketball game against Covington on Thursday in New Madison. Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

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